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Real World Mac OS X Fonts by Sharon Zardetto Aker

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6. Disable Fonts and Deal with Duplicates

You don’t have to remove a font when you just want it out of commission temporarily (until, say, you have to do your monthly newsletter again): you can simply disable it through Font Book.

Disabling is one way to handle the duplicate fonts that find their way into your system, but it’s not the only way. You can, for instance, let Tiger take care of handling the duplicates through its access-order hierarchy, or remove certain duplicates completely—as long as you know what really constitutes a duplicate, and know which duplicates to keep.

Turn Off Fonts Temporarily

Disabling a font makes it unavailable to applications without your removing it from a Fonts folder, letting you easily activate it again if ...

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